SEL & Mindset
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the deliberate commitment to including a framework of essential skills and dispositions that complement academics but historically have not been a part of curricular design. Learners acquire and effectively apply the skills necessary for self-regulation or managing and talking about emotions, forming relationships, setting goals and demonstrating empathy during their learning.
SEL coach and teacher Kelli Moneyhun shares three strategies her school used this year to prioritize relationships, connections, and mentorship with students in honor of National Mentoring Month.
Turnaround for Children and Thrively have partnered to develop the Well-Being Index for students grades 3-12, allowing students to express their feelings and for teachers to provide instant feedback.
Trauma and stress have dramatic effects on both students and faculty. These must be addressed to have academic success.
Angela Duckworth pens the first of three open letters on Albert Bandura and personal agency.
Educators that have worked for change, reform and transformation may have success, but will more than likely experience high degrees of frustration. The Hero’s Journey is a way to explain why educational change is not only difficult, but also continually disenchanting.
Rebecca Midles shares a toolkit on how to create a learning culture that embraces a growth mindset that honors all learners.
Brian Galla pens his open letter on helping teens resist the pull of social media.